Author Archives: Jan Rue

About Jan Rue

Hi, I am a graduate student at Western Oregon University working towards a masters in teaching with an endorsement in reading. I am not currently teaching but hope to be able to teach in the elementary level.

Resources – Week 8 & 9 – Whiteboards

Interactive White boards (IWB) Splashtop This site is set up so a teacher or student can turn their iPad into an interactive whiteboard.  Once connected to your computer through WiFi, you can watch Flash media with fully synchronized video and audio, control … Continue reading

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An Attitude Scale for Smart Board Use in Education

Theme & level – White boards, K-5th grade This article is about researchers setting out to develop a scale of students’ attitude towards Smart Board (SB) use in education.  The research was done in elementary schools in Turkey, with one … Continue reading

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Interactive Whiteboards in Primary Literacy Classrooms

Theme & level – Whiteboards, K-5th grades This article discusses the use whiteboards in teaching literacy.  The study comes from South Australia.  The school has 530 students which are split up into 18 classes of new arrivals to the country … Continue reading

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Resources for Week 6 & 7 – Videos

YouTube & the Teaching Channel http://www.youtube.com/teachingchannel This is a great site which comes from YouTube.  It has videos about teaching, with videos, in the classroom.  There are over 500,000 videos to choose from, ranging from early childhood to college level.  All … Continue reading

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Video-Assisted Vocabulary Instruction for Elementary School Students with Learning Disabilities

Theme & level: Videos, K-5 grades “Poor reading is the most frequently reported academic problem of students with learning disabilities” (Rieth, Herbert, & Xin, p. 88).  This article discusses the use of videos to help with vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension skills … Continue reading

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Caught on Video! Using handheld digital video cameras

Theme & level:  Videos, K-5 grades This article shows how handheld video cameras could be used to enhance learning in science and engineering education.  Students in a fourth grade classroom were given the task of engineering a model rock & … Continue reading

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Resources: Mobile Learning

eBooks http://www.ebooks.com/ This is a great resource for purchasing e-books online.  You can search by specific author, title, or key works.  There are themes or genres in which to search by also.  They also have helpful information in actually doing … Continue reading

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